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I was wondering, then: what articles have we saved with screenshots? Is there a repository or database? What are we missing? We also have a database of all the ships, right? I recall reading that somewhere, I hope I’m right.
Ben replied to the topic What do you miss most about the game being out of print? in the forum Pirates CSG 6 hours, 33 minutes ago
Consulting with the designers before new sets went to the printers. Even though they didn’t use all of my suggestions and ideas, it was really neat being directly involved in the design to help shape the way things came out. Quite a few problematic things got knocked down or fixed before they could become a problem.
That is awesome; what a cool e…[Read more]
Is the intention that it switches to boarding as soon as any cannon hits and then the remaining cannons are ignored, or could this potentially board up to 4 separate times within a single shoot action? (Plus multiple additional boardings via Switchblade and/or standard boarding.)
Doesn’t switch over while shooting; each cannon can still shoot even…[Read more]
Ben replied to the topic Rules for Thought #34 – Repairing by d6 roll, Creatures repair by eating crew? in the forum Pirates CSG 6 hours, 59 minutes ago
I prefer that a Shipwright’s main benefit should remain the option to repair at sea and on wild islands, while the home island boost comes mostly from the extra facilities and staff that are assumed to be available there.
Good point, I just see it differently. A master shipwright who is capable of making full mast repairs while at sea should be…[Read more]
Today (10/26) was the 10th anniversary of Barbary Coast’s release!
What better way to tribute such a great set than having an all-BC game?
It was a simple 30 point game, partly because these 4 ships are […]
Was going to unlock these at some point; I’ll just post them here at this point.
Ben started the topic What do you miss most about the game being out of print? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 day, 7 hours ago
For me it has to be going to just about any Target or Walmart and being able to find packs. Then buying a few and adding to my collection after opening them. Seeing the new ship types in the different sets, the different color schemes on the cards of different sets, and playing with a brand new faction from time to time. Personally, after a ma…[Read more]
3 players, 50 points
HMS Meresman + captain, helmsman
Templar + captain, helmsman, oarsman
Loa’s Justice + helmsman, explorer
San Pedro + explorer
L’epee de L’ange + helmsm […]
Ben commented on the post, Bizarre Game with 4 Fleets at 50 Points – June 21st, 2019 1 day, 16 hours ago
@Xerecs: Indeed, the submarines can really throw a wrench into strategy plans and endgame situations. Another reason to not use such a non-Age of Sail mechanic 😉 … but they can be fun and add some spice to the game. In this game the English would have won properly if I had kept playing, but alas.
I certainly plan to try another bottleneck…[Read more]
Ben replied to the topic Rules for Thought #34 – Repairing by d6 roll, Creatures repair by eating crew? in the forum Pirates CSG 2 days, 10 hours ago
A neat twist on that would be to roll a d6 and compare it to the current number of masts on your ship when you give the action. If the roll is higher, you get an extra mast, otherwise you just get the usual 1. This would make it easier to get little ships back to full strength or get heavily-damaged larger ones to a more usable state quickly, but…
Great report. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into these big games and reports; I know what it’s like. 🙂 (except for the video reports) I noticed you posted this one around 2:30am PST!
I like how the music gives the game a different feel. Reminds me of naval history documentaries, or that I’m actually involved in the game fro…[Read more]
Today is Trafalgar Day! Fun news: the flag that HMS Minotaur flew at Trafalgar is now at the National Maritime Museum.
In honor of such a special day and important battle, I couldn’t help but have a little gam […]
Ben commented on the post, Pirates of the Mysterious Islands – Mini Set Review 3 days, 3 hours ago
@Jonath: Thanks a lot! I feel it is definitely important to point out the cons of the set, because in sets like MI, they really affect the quality of the product. Unfortunately the sets got a bit worse as the game went on, but it’s a great game nonetheless.
Thanks for your comment. Have fun,
Alright; I’ll add that to the Mirage. You think points would stay about the same?
I think so. Honestly I don’t have a big issue with it being playtested without the new negative; it’s just that I think it would be extremely frustrating to play against. You can check out VASSAL Campaign Game 2 to know why I say that. In that game it was the t…[Read more]
Perhaps depending on how broken it is in playtesting, I could give it a semi-severe negative ability? I was thinking of adding “Masts eliminated in this way cannot be repaired.” Does that seem too negative, or basically make the Mirage pointless?
I think that’s a solid negative.
Thanks! Parasitic Legion is weird. She can’t really do damag…[Read more]
Two games have been played. The first was 40 points, and the second was 60.
The fleets went in this order:
La Catedral del Mar + captain, helmsman, shipwright
Sea Lion + h […]
Ben started the topic Rules for Thought #34 – Repairing by d6 roll, Creatures repair by eating crew? in the forum Pirates CSG 3 days, 16 hours ago
Are there any changes you would recommend in regards to repair actions?
die roll allowing more or less masts to be fixed per round. allow sea monsters to repair (regenerate) some segments when it…
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